5 Top Tips on Writing an Academic Blog Post | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 Top Tips on Writing an Academic Blog Post | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Blog posts are a great way for researchers and other academics to share their ideas outside of the usual channels of journal articles, conference papers, and so on. But how do you write a strong academic blog post? Our top tips include: Work out what to write about and your aims for writing a blog Read more

100+ Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids (and Kids-at-Heart!)
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100+ Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids (and Kids-at-Heart!)

The article 100+ Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids (and Kids-at-Heart!) appeared first on The Write Practice. One of the best ways you can foster a love of reading and writing in children is to offer lots of low-stakes opportunities to practice. These kids writing prompts can be used with any group of kids you’re Read more

The Benefits of Writing SMART Goals
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The Benefits of Writing SMART Goals

by Ellen Buikema For many of my teaching years I used SMART goals for my learning disabled (LD) students as a part of their Individualized Educational Plans (IEP). These students needed to learn how to use their academic strengths to find a way around their learning impediments. These objectives provided many benefits, including helping them Read more

Word Choice: Incidence vs. Incidents | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Word Choice: Incidence vs. Incidents | Proofed’s Writing Tips

It is easy to confuse “incidence” and “incidents” because they sound similar. They’re also both related to the idea of something happening. However, you won’t want to mix them up in your writing. Read on to learn how to use these words correctly. Incidence (Rate of Occurrence Over Time) “Incidence” is a noun that refers Read more

Publishing Dilemmas, Distribution, and Disruption
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Publishing Dilemmas, Distribution, and Disruption

by Lisa Norman The holidays are coming! As writers, we know this is a powerful gift-giving season, and we hope that people will give our books as gifts. As readers, we treasure these hand-chosen gifts of entertainment or enlightenment, knowing that friends have given us something they know we will love. But this year, there’s Read more

How To Become A Writer Without An Expensive University Course
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How To Become A Writer Without An Expensive University Course

Expensive University Courses If you want to become a writer but worry about how expensive university courses are, save your money. Learn what they teach you on a Creative Writing degree, without the expensive debt. Here are the top 5 things they teach on a Creative Writing BA … Ready? Let’s go! 1) Think like Read more

How to Add Chapter Numbers to Captions in Microsoft Word
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How to Add Chapter Numbers to Captions in Microsoft Word

If you’re working on a document with multiple chapters and that includes figures, tables, or equations, you might want to add the relevant chapter number to the caption for each object. In this guide, we will take you through the steps for adding chapter numbers to captions in Microsoft Word. Apply a Heading Style to Read more

5 Things I Learned From Being A Script Reader At A Film Festival
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5 Things I Learned From Being A Script Reader At A Film Festival

Film Festival Script Reader Twelve months I began reading scripts for a film festival. What started as a volunteer script reader gig of maybe 4-5 scripts per week, eventually morphed into an average of 9 scripts per day. This became just under 450 scripts in the last eight months alone. So what did I learn Read more

Writer’s Burnout: 6 Helpful Ways Any Writer Can Use to Overcome Burnout
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Writer’s Burnout: 6 Helpful Ways Any Writer Can Use to Overcome Burnout

The article Writer’s Burnout: 6 Helpful Ways Any Writer Can Use to Overcome Burnout appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you ever started writing a book with a burst of energy and enthusiasm? Did you feel like your fingers were flying off the keyboards, and then somewhere in the manuscript…they stopped. Have you ever Read more

Failure, Conflict, and Character Arc
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Failure, Conflict, and Character Arc

by Becca Puglisi The change arc. The process whereby, over the course of a story, the protagonist becomes aware of their weakness and evolves in whatever way is necessary for them to achieve their story goal. Joseph Campbell called this kind of character The Hero with a Thousand Faces because, while each protagonist is different Read more